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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
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Not specified
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job no: 243330-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Financial Operations, and Reporting

Job Summary:

This position joins a team of fiscal and administrative support staff to provide support to NRI staff located across the state of Wisconsin. The NRI is a dynamic organization whose important work is supported by state, grant, program revenue, and gift funding. This position will play an important role in continuing to diversify funding to support the mission of the Institute.

The Financial Specialist works closely with other fiscal support staff within NRI, the Division of Extension's Office of Financial Services staff, and other UW staff (including Research and Sponsored Programs accountants, Division of Business Services staff, and Auxiliary Operations Analysis staff) to ensure the maintenance, reconciliation, and analysis of all accounts assigned.

The primary areas that this position will support is program revenue accounting, post award grant accounting, and development (gift funds) support. This position will also be asked to support some internal or grant related projects within the Institute.

About the Job:

Financial Specialist III (FN008)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Associate's Degree
degree in accounting, business, or similar required

Bachelor's Degree


1. 2 or more years of relevant work experience
2. Knowledge and effective use of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and accounting principles and practices
3. Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of methods and technology
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.

1. Knowledge of UW budgeting processes, regulations, and restrictions on various account types (such as program revenue, gift, GPR, federal grants, etc.)
2. Demonstrated skills with commercial software and UW programs such as MS Excel, MS Word, Smartsheet, WISER, SHOP UW+, Cost-Transfer Tool, and e-Reimbursement.
3. Interest in natural resources, conservation, agriculture, or other related fields.

Additional Information:

Starting salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Part Time: 50%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,446 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter referring to your related work experience and a resume detailing your educational and professional background. Please keep in mind, applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. Applicants who have preferred qualifications should share those too in the cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may advance to preliminary interviews.

We are committed to reducing bias in the recruitment process and utilize a redacted application process, which is the practice of removing personally identifiable information from application materials, before the screening of applicants begins. This may include, but is not limited to, name, gender, age, education, address, dates (such as graduation dates), photos, references, links to personal webpages, supervisor names, and/or citizenship.


Brian Kline
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Financial Specialist III(FN008)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Oct 15 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 3 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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